How to cook the beets

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Beta vulgaris (Beta vulgaris L.) - biennial plant of the family Chenopodiaceae with thick, fleshy root.More in the IV century BC Greek philosopher Feofast gave a specific description of beets, which since time immemorial grows wild on the Mediterranean coast and has long been used as food.In the food consumed only leaves to the roots did not pay attention.By Slavs beets came from Byzantium together with a distorted name "sfekeli" is transformed into "beets".This is a very valuable food and fodder plant.100 grams of boiled beets provide 40 calories.The total amount of sugars in the roots of beets dining room can exceed 10%.

in the roots of about 10 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of product, the same as in potato tubers.In the beet contains vitamins B, PP, traces of vitamin A. It is also rich in iron.In the dining room beet roots are calcium, phosphorus, cobalt, which gives beet red.Cobalt is involved in the synthesis of vitamin B, which produce useful microbes living in the intestines.Colouring matter b

eets, once in the human body, improve the absorption of vitamin C. Cellulose and organic acids contained in red beet, increase peristalsis, so cooked beets recommended to consume and 100-150 grams on an empty stomach.Magnesium is available in root crops, it helps to reduce high blood pressure.The beet has a betaine organic substance that promotes the breakdown and absorption of food proteins and participates in the formation of choline, which increases the vital activity of liver cells and improves its work, protects it from fatty degeneration.According to the content of iodine beet is one of the first places among the vegetables, so the food is good beet patients with atherosclerosis, as well as the elderly.raw beet juice drink as a means of improving the metabolism and strengthens the body, that's why beauticians are advised to take it regularly to preserve the freshness and beauty of the face.More than apples and carrots, in the beet contains pectin, which inhibit the activity of putrefactive intestinal bacteria, protecting people from diseases and contribute to the formation of glycogen in the body.

Ways to use

For the treatment of tonsillitis and sore throat healers advised to grate 1 cup beets, pour 1 tbsp.spoon of vinegar, infuse the juice with vinegar, wring out and gargle, throat and swallow a little (1-2 tbsp. Spoons).

But the most remarkable quality of beet is that during prolonged storage and cooking beets, unlike many vegetables do not lose beneficial properties and retains its flavor, which is especially important in the winter, when many vegetables in varying degrees,They lose their reserves of vitamins and nutrients.

extensive and diverse content in the dining room beet vitamins, pectin, mineral salts, carbohydrates allows you to use it in clinical nutrition.Another undoubted advantage of beet is that she used to eat not only roots, but also tops.In the spring of leaves make salads and boiled beetroot, summer on the table come the young plants with small root vegetables, autumn and winter have trade roots.

From beets can be cooked many delicious dishes.

Try to cook stuffed with beets.Wash and bake the roots, clean them, remove the core, filled with stuffing.For the filling you can use: 1 - minced meat with rice, 2 - apples, 3 - boiled rice with raisins or vegetables.

Put in a pan with butter and bake in oven for 20 minutes.Cooked beets pour sour cream and put on a few minutes in the oven.Very useful beets with anemia.Folk remedies treat anemia is a mixture of equal amounts of juice from beets, carrots and radishes.This mixture is recommended to take daily 1-2 tablespoons before meals for a few months.

When mixed with boiled and raw beets are preparing a very useful and no less delicious salads .Try to cook some of them.

1. Add 100 g and 100 g of cooked raw carrots (all chopped) To 100 g of raw beets, add 3 tbsp.spoons of green peas, 50 grams of chopped green onion, 1-2 cloves of garlic squeeze.Mix with chopped cucumber, season with vegetable oil and lemon juice.

2. 200 g and 100 g boiled raw beets grate, add 1 cup of mashed cranberries, sour cream and sugar to taste.

3. 2 small beets, 2 apples, 1 small radish grate and season with mayonnaise.

Beetroot salad with oranges

2 servings

4 beets, 1 orange, 200 grams of prunes, lemon juice, 4 tablespoons.tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tbsp.tablespoons chopped green celery salt.

Beets grate and sprinkle with lemon juice.Prunes steam, free from bones and chop finely.Orange peel, divided into segments, free from the skin.Mix beets, dried plums, orange slices, add salt and mayonnaise.All mix, sprinkle with green celery.

Beetroot salad

1 serving

1 beet, 2-3 pickled cucumber, 1 leek, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 3 tbsp.tablespoons cream, 1 tbsp.spoonful of horseradish, salt.

bake beets, peel and cut into strips.Just chop the pickled cucumber.All the mix, add the sliced ​​leeks.Mayonnaise mixed with cream, horseradish and salt.Dress the salad dressing and mix.

From beets can be cooked a vitamin drink that is not only tasty, but also useful for lowering blood pressure.

1 kg of beets wash, thoroughly clean, chop and put in juicer.The pressed juice add the juice of a small lemon, 50 g low-fat yogurt and 1 tablespoon of sugar.Mix well, put in the refrigerator.The drink served cold.


Beets with plums.Boil the beets until tender (better to take a small dark-colored), cut into wedges or slices, beautifully laid in the bank, and between the rows - plum (plum pre blanshiruem 3 minutes), add the spices - cloves, lemongrass or berry leaves, the root of Rhodiola rosea - 5g per 1 liter of the solution and pour boiling solution - 1 liter of water 100 grams of sugar, 20 g salt and quickly roll up.

beets with apples can be cooked the same way as with plums, apples blanshiruem 5 minutes.